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Race to the next light usually in vain

July 30, 2021

Steve Wallace / Times Colonist JULY 30, 2021 07:31 AM Traffic lights are automated to discourage speeding. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST John is retired from Telus, which is noted for being one of the best safety conscious companies in our province, and… Read More…

Beware the ‘dummkopf drivers’ who don’t merge properly

July 24, 2021

Steve Wallace / Times Colonist JULY 24, 2021 08:15 AM Traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Helmcken overpass. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST   Heide learned to drive in Germany. It is well known that the German driving test is the most… Read More…

Hotheads in hot cars not a good combo

July 16, 2021

Steve Wallace / Times Colonist JULY 16, 2021 06:00 AM Rush hour traffic leaves downtown on the Trans-Canada Highway in Victoria. Drivers stuck in their hot cars during a heat wave tend to be short-tempered, writes Steve Wallace. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST… Read More…

‘Elephant’s feet’ crosswalks draw heavy reader response

July 9, 2021

A cyclist rides across an “elephant’s feet” crosswalk on Mackenzie Avenue and Blenkinsop Road in Saanich. The white squares, which look a bit like elephant footprints, indicate that mounted cyclists have the same crossing rights as pedestrians at this crosswalk…. Read More…

Crosswalk elephant feet should be embraced by province

July 2, 2021

Cyclists ride on a crosswalk on the Galloping Goose trail at Wale and Wilfert roads in Colwood. In Saanich, some crosswalks frequented by cyclists have been painted with elephant feet symbols, giving mounted cyclists the same crossing rights as pedestrians…. Read More…

Alberta has right solution for school-zone signs

June 25, 2021

We are now entering another summer season where those attending summer school are not protected, writes Steve Wallace. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST   Robert has a theory about the legislation involving school zones, particularly in the summer months. The U.S…. Read More…

Bike racks, texting pedestrians fuel angst

June 18, 2021

Car enter the traffic circle at the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Bryn Maur Road in Langford. Drivers are supposed to alternate their entry, but they often revert to bigger is better, or speed trumps safety, writes Steve Wallace. Google… Read More…

Distracted walking a dangerous habit

June 11, 2021

A pedestrian crosses Douglas Street while talking on her cellphone. When drivers and cyclists encounter a distracted pedestrian, a tap of the horn is acceptable, but it should be done in a non-threatening manner, writes Steve Wallace. TIMES COLONIST  … Read More…

Bells on bikes could solve Galloping Goose trail problem

June 4, 2021

Cyclists ride the Galloping Goose Trail near Uptown Shopping Centre. Columnist Steve Wallace’s inbox has been dominated lately by complaints about cyclists by pedestrians. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   The more bike riders, the fewer motor-vehicle drivers on our roads…. Read More…

Two plates vs. one, plus more from readers

May 28, 2021

Front plates on vehicles, still a requirement in B.C., can help with identification by police in certain enforcement circumstances. But the cost of two plates instead of one might be a motivator for B.C. to drop the tradition. There are… Read More…

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